Climate Change Manager NGO Job Careers – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organisation: World Wide Fund for
Nature
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Energy Climate and Extractives
Programme Coordinator
About US:
The
World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation
organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to
environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. 
WWF
has a growing conservation Programme in the Republic of Uganda. WWF Uganda
Country Office (WWF UCO) works with central and local government agencies,
private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the local communities to
implement its various conservation programmes on Energy and Climate, Forestry
and Wildlife, and Freshwater in Uganda.
Job Summary:  To develop and promote access to cost
effective and environmentally friendly energy solutions for domestic,
institutional, and productive energy needs of the country.
To
provide leadership, plan, coordinate, and monitor the implementation of
sustainable hydropower development, climate change mitigation and adaptation
initiatives in line with the Energy and Climate Programme and WWF UCO strategic
objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support WWF-UCO
mainstream climate change mitigation, adaptation strategies and actions in
energy development and utilization based on the findings and recommendations
from WWFUCO Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and other related studies;
·       Assess and recommend
sustainable use and foot print reduction interventions in energy related
developments specifically for petroleum, hydropower, solar, geothermal and
biomass energy to be considered in the different projects under the Energy,
Climate and Extractives Programme (ECEP);
·       Collaborate with the
Regional Office of Africa (ROA), Head of Climate Change initiatives and the
WWF-UCO conservation team to build relationships with environmental and
development NGOs, Government Ministries and Departments, the academia and
colleagues within the WWF Network to develop and share latest thinking on
mitigation and adaptation practice frameworks, strategies and tools;
·       In collaboration with
the Coordinator ECEP, supports the development of climate change mitigation and
adaptation capacity strengthening initiatives for WWF-UCO staff and partners;
·       Work with partners and
experts to promote sustainable hydropower principles and practices related to
Uganda;
·       Interacts with the global
WWF network’s hydropower Programme and the WWF energy and climate practice to
bring in global perspectives to the national context and promote lessons and
best practices from international best practice on hydropower development;
·       Supports the development
of funding opportunities for ECEP climate change work as part of a wider
WWF-UCO fundraising agenda;
·       Support local, national
and international processes on climate change adaptation and development of
climate proof sustainable energy infrastructure and reduction of carbon
footprints;
·       Support national and
international advocacy on relevant to climate change mitigation and adaptation
developments;
·       Monitor and evaluate
climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions with national and local
stakeholders in the Albertine Graben in line with the WWF standards and
guidelines;
·       Supports the Energy,
Climate and Extractives Programme in undertaking research, innovation and
development of sustainability tools to promote improved environmental and
social performance of renewable energy development particularly for hydropower
and biofuels;
·       Contribute to the
WWF-UCO planning, implementation, reporting and learning activities especially
in reporting based on climate change mitigation and adaptation lens.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Post graduate degree
qualification with Bachelor’s Degree in Energy and Climate studies, Development
Studies, Social Sciences, Environmental and Natural Resource Management with a
related bachelor’s degree;
·       At least 5 years of
professional experience;
·       Experience in
sustainable energy development systems and climate change mitigation and
adaptation is an added advantage;
·       Experience in civil
society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural
resources management is a must;
·       Fluency in English and
at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, Luo and/or Runyakitara) in
the Albertine Graben. Required Skills and Competences
·       Highly developed
conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
·       Demonstrated ability to
handle complex process and information integration issues;
·       Extensive theoretical
background and practical experience in organization development, civil society
engagement, communication, lobbying and advocacy.
·       Ability to coordinate
major capacity building needs assessment, planning, development and
implementation of capacity building initiatives;
·       A sound scientific
background in climate change, natural resources management, biodiversity,
livelihoods and demonstrable ability to master complex scientific issues;
·       Ability to maintain
effective working relations both as a team member and team leader;
·       Ability to establish
priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under
his/her supervision.
·       Proven interpersonal
skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with
people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment.
How to Apply:
Application
letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and
telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic
qualifications (sent as one document) should be emailed to:
recruitment@wwfuganda.org.
Please
quote the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the
Google form for the respective role as no applications will be processed
without the respective Google form filled.
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Thank
you in advance for your interest in this position.
Please
note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for
follow up.
WWF
is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
Female Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 7th
February 2020
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